This is a perfectly crafted Chardonnay from Oregon's Chehalem Mountains AVA. Notes of lemon curd and white flowers lead the way, but there are some nice complex layers of minerality, spice, and a hint of fresh baked brioche. This wine is satisfyingly rich and weighty on the palate and balanced with a bright character that will keep you coming back for more. This inaugural vintage of Adelsheim's "Staking Claim" Chardonnay is a real winner. Aged for 10-16 months in 21% new French oak. LIVE certified sustainable. 737 cases produced. 92pts from Vinous.
“The idea that we would plant a grape variety that no one knew well in a place that nobody had ever heard of was not only remarkably naïve, it was a remarkable leap of faith.” - David Adelsheim, Founder
Adelsheim (pronounced Addels-Heim) was founded in 1971 by David and Ginny Adelsheim with one pursuit: to create world-class wines in the undiscovered wine region that would later become Chehalem Mountains AVA, a venerable subregion of Oregon's famous Willamette Valley. One of the original, most influential, and most important producers of the region, Adelsheim has a long track record of producing some of the finest Burgundian-style Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays produced domestically. We're very proud to add some of their most exclusive wines to our portfolio.More from this winery
Are the wines any good? Yes, they are and we taste every wine that is considered for our site. We seek out the best wines from the best small-producers in the U.S. and Winestyr is a collection of our favorites. Most of the wines have impressive accolades, however, don't look for "expert" ratings here - we think it's more important to buy wines you find interesting and to decide for yourself. Need some specific recommendations? Chat us in the lower right box or send our lead curator an email at email@example.com.